Entertainment

Thomas Wells gets the ball diamonds tuned up at the DND grounds for the Funtastic Slo Pitch Tournament Thursday, June 30. (Jennifer Smith - Morning Star)

PHOTOS: Funtastic ready to rock Vernon

Ball diamonds and music festival all set for Canada Day long weekend fun

 

(Black Press File)

Okanagan becomes ‘film centre’ as 16 movies shot locally in 2022

We are not just scouting for films to come here, they are starting here: Okanagan film commissioner

 

A cyclist rides past a film set for the movie “Deadpool 2” in Vancouver, B.C., Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017. A 15-month dispute in British Columbia’s film and television industry has ended with the ratification of a new contract for creative and logistical people working on productions shot in the province. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck

Lengthy dispute in B.C.’s film and TV industry ends with new contract

Annual wage increases, National Truth and Reconciliation Day as statutory holiday among details

 

Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two years to entertain car lovers across the province.

Peach City Beach Cruise rolls into Penticton to celebrate 20th anniversary

A total of 737 cars registered to take part in the event’s return to the community

Penticton’s Peach City Beach Cruise returned after two years to entertain car lovers across the province.
Penticton’s Elvis Tribute Festival appeared at Okanagan Lake Park on Saturday morning, June 25. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Elvis enthusiasts flock to the Okanagan for return of beloved festival

Tribute performers from around the world will take the stage until Sunday night

Penticton’s Elvis Tribute Festival appeared at Okanagan Lake Park on Saturday morning, June 25. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday, June 21, 2022, that Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
FILE - Bill Cosby arrives for a sentencing hearing following his sexual assault conviction at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018. Jurors at a civil trial found Tuesday, June 21, 2022, that Cosby sexually abused a 16-year-old girl at the Playboy Mansion in 1975. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Canadian rock icons The Stampeders delighted a capacity crowd at Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Monday, June 20, playing their myriad of hits over two hours. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

VIDEO: Canadian rock icons sound sweet in Vernon

The Stampeders played all of their hits to the delight of a capacity crowd at Performing Arts Centre

Canadian rock icons The Stampeders delighted a capacity crowd at Vernon’s Performing Arts Centre Monday, June 20, playing their myriad of hits over two hours. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Sawyer Brown and Lonestar will be joined by a pair of Canadian country acts at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 17. (File photo)

Country music icons ready to rock Penticton this November

Sawyer Brown and Lonestar will be at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 17

Sawyer Brown and Lonestar will be joined by a pair of Canadian country acts at the South Okanagan Events Centre on Nov. 17. (File photo)
The Okanagan Military Tattoo is slated to return to Vernon’s Kal Tire Place for two performances, Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m. (Contributed)

Okanagan Military Tattoo plans being drawn

Show slated to return to Vernon’s Kal Tire Place for evening show July 23, and matinee July 24

The Okanagan Military Tattoo is slated to return to Vernon’s Kal Tire Place for two performances, Saturday, July 23 at 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 24 at 2 p.m. (Contributed)
Britney Spears and Sam Asghari arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Monday, July 22, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Britney Spears’ ex-husband crashes California wedding site

Jason Alexander detained at site of the ceremony

Britney Spears and Sam Asghari arrive at the Los Angeles premiere of “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” at the TCL Chinese Theatre, Monday, July 22, 2019. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
Hilary Swank attends the Disney 2022 Upfront presentation at Basketball City Pier 36 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Hilary Swank attends the Disney 2022 Upfront presentation at Basketball City Pier 36 on Tuesday, May 17, 2022, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)

Vancouver Art Gallery soon free for those 18 and under thanks to $1M donation

Free admission to begin July 1 and last until gallery moves to new building in 2027

Children and youth under the age of 18 can access the Vancouver Art Gallery for free for five years starting July 1, 2022. (Photo: Anita Bonnarens)
Matt Sager of Lost Car Rescue. (Image courtesy HISTORY Canada / Jeff Topham)

PODCAST: Classic car hunting with Matt Sager of TV’s ‘Lost Car Rescue’

TODAY IN B.C.: Program follows team through Northern B.C. and the Prairies

Matt Sager of Lost Car Rescue. (Image courtesy HISTORY Canada / Jeff Topham)
Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park welcomed thousands for a day of climbing clinics and competitions on Saturday, May 28. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)

PHOTOS: Tourists flock to the Okanagan for Skaha Bluffs Climbing Festival

The two-day event features rock climbing clinics and competitions

Skaha Bluffs Provincial Park welcomed thousands for a day of climbing clinics and competitions on Saturday, May 28. (Logan Lockhart- Western News)
Vancouver-based musician Shawn Austin will be at South Okanagan Events Centre on June 3 for a tour headlined by country-music staple Dallas Smith. (Photo- Penelope PR)

Performing in the Okanagan will be ‘extra special’ for Canadian country music star

Shawn Austin is featured on Dallas Smith’s Some Things Never Change Tour nationwide

Vancouver-based musician Shawn Austin will be at South Okanagan Events Centre on June 3 for a tour headlined by country-music staple Dallas Smith. (Photo- Penelope PR)
FILE - Ray Liotta, a cast member in the NBC series “Shades of Blue,” poses during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on May 2, 2018, in Universal City, Calif. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)

North Okanagan extra recalls Liotta chats

Todd Petersen worked on the film Blackway with Liotta, who died May 26. The movie was shot in and around Enderby

FILE - Ray Liotta, a cast member in the NBC series “Shades of Blue,” poses during the 2018 NBCUniversal Summer Press Day on May 2, 2018, in Universal City, Calif. Liotta, the actor best known for playing mobster Henry Hill in “Goodfellas” and baseball player Shoeless Joe Jackson in “Field of Dreams,” has died. He was 67. A representative for Liotta told The Hollywood Reporter and NBC News that he died in his sleep Wednesday night in the Dominican Republic, where he was filming a new movie. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
The Porter Family of Vancouver. (Submitted photo)

PODCAST: British Columbia’s Porter family set to fly around the world

TODAY IN B.C.: ‘5 in the Sky’ aim to raise $1 million for charity during 14-month trip

The Porter Family of Vancouver. (Submitted photo)
This undated photo provided by Washington County (Ark), Detention Center shows Josh Duggar. The former reality TV star is returning to federal court in Arkansas, where a judge could sentence him to up to 20 years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography. Prosecutors on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 are seeking a maximum sentence for Duggar, whose large family was the focus of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” reality show. (Washington County Detention Center via AP)

Reality TV’s Josh Duggar gets 12 years in child porn case

Large family was the focus of TLC’s ‘19 Kids and Counting’

This undated photo provided by Washington County (Ark), Detention Center shows Josh Duggar. The former reality TV star is returning to federal court in Arkansas, where a judge could sentence him to up to 20 years in prison for receiving and possessing child pornography. Prosecutors on Wednesday, May 25, 2022 are seeking a maximum sentence for Duggar, whose large family was the focus of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting” reality show. (Washington County Detention Center via AP)
Crash Test Dummies, from left, Ellen Reid, Brad Roberts, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge. (Courtesy photo)

Superman never made any money, but Crash Test Dummies will play Kelowna

Crash Test Dummies will play the Kelowna Community Theatre August 26

Crash Test Dummies, from left, Ellen Reid, Brad Roberts, Dan Roberts and Mitch Dorge. (Courtesy photo)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)
Reba McEntire poses with Brent Gray, Mati Arsoniadis, Ashlynne Riddoch at the Washington Avenue Grill Monday (May 23, 2022). (Contributed photo)